The family of Andrew and Marjorie McCain have made a $1 million
donation to the University of New Brunswick in support of the Human Performance Laboratory, housed in the
Richard J. CURRIE CENTER. In recognition of these two hardworking and loyal New
Brunswickers who believed in the value of education, the university has named
the facility The Andrew and Marjorie McCain Human Performance Laboratory.
A high-tech facility with state-of-the-art equipment, The Andrew and
Marjorie McCain Human Performance Laboratory will allow UNB to expand its
research opportunities and increase the quality of life for New Brunswickers.
It is the only one of its kind in Canada and one of only a few in the world.
Bisected by a walking track, the Human Performance Laboratory will allow people
to be monitored and analyzed in a natural environment. A cutting-edge motion
capture system will be used to track movements and record data related to joint
loads, muscle activity and much more.
Human Performance Laboratory has the potential to have a huge impact in the
lives of those who struggle with mobility issues,” said Kathy McCain, daughter
of Andrew and Marjorie. “To have a facility of this caliber will be good not
only for UNB but the province as well. I am quite confident that our parents
would be very proud to be associated with such an important centre of
The McCain family history in, and commitment to, New Brunswick is as
deep and abiding as UNB’s own 225-year legacy. The construction of The Andrew
and Marjorie McCain Human Performance Laboratory marks an important step in the
journey UNB is taking toward a brighter and better future. Through their
support, the McCain Family is recognizing UNB’s strategic initiatives and
collaborative goals within, and beyond, the province of New Brunswick.
“With the generous support of the McCain family, the Human
Performance Laboratory will strengthen UNB’s research abilities and develop
stronger partnerships with the community,” said UNB President Eddy Campbell.
“Recognizing Andrew and Marjorie McCain in this way is a testament to their
memory and celebrates our shared vision of a stronger, healthier New
in 1785, UNB is one of the oldest public universities in North America. With
more than 12,500 full- and part-time students from more than 100 countries, UNB
has the best student-to-faculty ratio of Canada’s comprehensive universities,
according to Maclean’s magazine. As the largest research institution in New
Brunswick, UNB conducts over 75 per cent of the province’s university research.
UNB has more than 60 research centres, institutes, groups and major projects.
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